Riverside African American Historical Society

Riverside African American Historical Society The Purpose - to advocate for and promote a strong visible presence in the community. To hold steadfast to the moral standards of our heritage.
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To educated and share information with other cultural organizations and entities. Our Vision - to create, operate, and maintain an African American Culture Center for the permanent exhibition of African American artifacts and historical memorabilia.

Thank you Black Voice News for helping spread the word.  Application deadline for Class XVII is August 12th.
08/06/2022

Thank you Black Voice News for helping spread the word. Application deadline for Class XVII is August 12th.

The Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy has extended its deadline for applications to August 12, 2022.

Save the Date!28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-ThonJanuary 16, 2023
08/04/2022

Save the Date!
28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-Thon
January 16, 2023

Happy 4th of July! 🎉
07/05/2022

Happy 4th of July! 🎉

Want to improve your leadership skills? Want to learn how to make a difference in the community? The Eleanor Jean Grier ...
06/21/2022

Want to improve your leadership skills? Want to learn how to make a difference in the community? The Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for Class XVII. https://raahsinc.org/leadership-academy

"If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America...
06/19/2022

"If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Father's Day! 👔
06/19/2022

Happy Father's Day! 👔

Lucy Higgs Nichols was born into slavery in 1838 but gained freedom by escaping to the 23rd Indiana Infantry Regiment du...
02/08/2022

Lucy Higgs Nichols was born into slavery in 1838 but gained freedom by escaping to the 23rd Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and working as a nurse for the soldiers. After the war, she applied for a pension after Congress passed the Army Nurses Pension Act of 1892, allowing Civil War nurses to draw pensions for their service. The War Department had no record of her, so her pension was denied. Fifty-five surviving veterans of the 23rd petitioned Congress for the pension they felt she had rightfully earned. The pension was eventually granted in 1898.

02/02/2022

We are off to a good start but still need your support.
01/29/2022

We are off to a good start but still need your support.

A fundraiser with a $250,000 goal would redesign donor name plates, install stands spotlighting King quotes and fix cracked cement

Thank you Assemblymember Jose Medina for honoring Dr. Lulamae Clemons.
01/24/2022

Thank you Assemblymember Jose Medina for honoring Dr. Lulamae Clemons.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication in making the Inland Empire a better place. Rest well. ❤️
01/20/2022

Thank you for your hard work and dedication in making the Inland Empire a better place. Rest well. ❤️

Vaughn-Blakely, 73, founded The Group in Riverside and helped write the city’s ethics code

Thank you Assemblymember Jose Medina for taking the time to honor Dr. Lulamae Clemons on the floor of the State Assembly...
01/20/2022

Thank you Assemblymember Jose Medina for taking the time to honor Dr. Lulamae Clemons on the floor of the State Assembly. We deeply appreciate your words and your work in continuing Dr. Clemons legacy of putting students and our community first.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and community leader, Jennifer Vaughn-Blakely. Jennifer was active...
01/19/2022

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and community leader, Jennifer Vaughn-Blakely. Jennifer was active in the Inland Empire, leading discussions on issues within the community and formulating ways to resolve them. She also served as a mentor and teacher to share her understanding of how local government works.

We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and the community she loved so dearly. Mrs. Vaughn-Blakely will always be remembered.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.
01/17/2022

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Downtown Riverside is in need of repairs and enhancements. Donors who donate $100...
01/17/2022

The Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Downtown Riverside is in need of repairs and enhancements. Donors who donate $1000+ will have their name included on the nameplate at the monument site. We thank you for your support.


https://gofund.me/c820b701

The Martin Luther King Jr. Monument on Main Street in Downtown Riverside… Rose Mayes needs your support for Martin Luther King Jr. Monument Site Enhancement

Our hearts are heavy upon hearing of the passing of Dr. Lulamae Clemons. Dr. Clemons, a founding member of the Riverside...
01/13/2022

Our hearts are heavy upon hearing of the passing of Dr. Lulamae Clemons. Dr. Clemons, a founding member of the Riverside African American Historical Society, set the bar in leadership by uplifting and supporting the community. From earning her many educational degrees, to leading the project to erect the Martin Luther King statue in Downtown Riverside, Dr. Clemons continued to inspire and mentor those fortunate enough to cross her path.

We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and the community she loved so dearly. Dr. Clemons has been a pillar of our community and she shall always be remembered.

MLK Walk-A-Thon CANCELED DUE TO COVIDWe regret to inform you that out of an abundance of caution once again, we must can...
12/22/2021

MLK Walk-A-Thon CANCELED DUE TO COVID

We regret to inform you that out of an abundance of caution once again, we must cancel the event for this year. We greatly appreciate your support and participation in the Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-Thon. We are deeply disappointed that we must make this decision. The Riverside African American Historical Society’s main priority is the safety of our community and our supporters. Due to the rise of the Omicron variant in our community and surrounding areas, the RAAHS Board of Directors and MLK Planning Committee feel that canceling the event is in the best interest of our community.

For those who have purchased tickets, Eventbrite will issue refunds back to the original payment method within 5 - 7 business days.

We sincerely thank all the committed volunteers who have worked diligently behind the scenes to plan this year’s awesome MLK event. We look forward to your support and participation in the future with the 28th Annual MLK Walk-A-Thon in 2023. Thank you in advance for your support and understanding as we navigate these challenging times.

www.raahsinc.org/mlkwalk

08/20/2021
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A great view of the progress at Mission Heritage Plaza. The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County and the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California are on the left -- and much-needed affordable housing on the right. Looking good!

The Inland Civil Rights Listening Session is today at 3pm.
07/26/2021

The Inland Civil Rights Listening Session is today at 3pm.

Reminder! The Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California wants to hear your ideas for our Grand Opening event in 2022! Join us for a conversation with Dr. Ronald Loveridge on today 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.

We hope to see you!

Have idea for the Civil Rights Institue grand opening?
07/16/2021

Have idea for the Civil Rights Institue grand opening?

How should we celebrate our historic grand opening (Fall 2022)?

Join Board President Dr. Ronald Loveridge at our Community Input & Listening Session.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3rcqYqp

 will be unveiling the RISE mural on July 21st at 5pm.
07/10/2021

will be unveiling the RISE mural on July 21st at 5pm.

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07/09/2021

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We are making progress! Visit the newly opened Riverside Main Library and watch our progress from across the street.

06/19/2021

Happy Juneteenth!

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06/17/2021

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Juneteenth National Independence Day will become the 12th legal public holiday, and the first new one since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

Juneteenth Celebration at University of Redlands.
06/17/2021

Juneteenth Celebration at University of Redlands.

The University of Redlands is proud to present a three-day celebration to bring awareness of Juneteenth Emancipation Day. This inaugural event aims to serve as a unified and collective voice to represent the diverse, lived experiences of the Black community at the University of Redlands and all of i...

The Civil Rights Institute is coming along nicely.
04/29/2021

The Civil Rights Institute is coming along nicely.

We’re making progress, one day at a time.

04/21/2021


01/30/2021

Thank you Ms Cicely Tyson. Rest well.

01/13/2021
Unfortunately, we are canceling the 28th Annual MLK Walk-A-Thon scheduled for January 18, 2021.Many lives have been impa...
12/01/2020

Unfortunately, we are canceling the 28th Annual MLK Walk-A-Thon scheduled for January 18, 2021.

Many lives have been impacted by this virus. RAAHS cares about the welfare of our community and chose to cancel this event.

We encourage everyone to stay safe and follow the CDC recommendations; social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands.

We would like to express our gratitude to all who have supported previous celebrations. We look forward to brighter days ahead. Be Well!

11/23/2020

Paul Phillip Powers, 49, faces a hate-crime allegation in addition to vandalism charges.

Posted  •  Just a few days after unveiling our   community mural honoring  , it was vandalized. We’re not discouraged, i...
11/11/2020

Posted • Just a few days after unveiling our community mural honoring , it was vandalized. We’re not discouraged, it just means we must fix it & continue working together to make tomorrow better than today. Help restore it at GoFundMe: gf.me/u/y77dun

Save the Date! 2021 MLK Walk-A-Thon
09/21/2020

Save the Date! 2021 MLK Walk-A-Thon

Thank You, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for your hard work and dedication to the fight for justice.
09/21/2020

Thank You, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for your hard work and dedication to the fight for justice.

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

— Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You gave our youth a hero they could aspire to be and told the stories of some of the most prominent icons in our cultur...
08/29/2020

You gave our youth a hero they could aspire to be and told the stories of some of the most prominent icons in our culture. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest well Young King. #42

08/29/2020
08/20/2020

The is making great progress on the mural honoring Congressman John Lewis.

08/18/2020

The Inland Civil Rights Institute is working on a mural commemorating Congressman Lewis.

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The Purpose - to advocate for and promote a strong visible presence in the community. To educate and share information with other cultural organizations and entities. To hold steadfast to the moral standards of our heritage. Our Vision - to create, operate, and maintain an African American Culture Center for the permanent exhibition of African American artifacts and historical memorabilia.


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